Texas Tech University

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Mission Statement

The Department of Environmental Health & Safety seeks to provide a safe and healthy place of employment and learning and to cultivate positive attitudes towards safety, security and preparedness through the establishment and implementation of occupational and environmental protection programs for the University.

Vision Statement

The Department of Environmental Health & Safety works to instill the value of safe and environmentally-conscious behavior throughout the University community.

Values

Awareness

 Cognizance of safety regulations and ethical concerns and instill this awareness in the university community

Expertise

Continuing education to provide optimal service to the university

Service

Provide dedicated workforce to ensure safety in all arenas of university activity

Community

Creation and nourishment of a culture of safety, awareness and ethical ownership

Integrity

Upholding and enforcing the safety guidelines of federal, state and local entities and integration of these guidelines to university policy

Actions

Protection

Oversee training, facilities and work practices to ensure protection from hazards for all university personnel and students

Prevention

Enforcement of safety guidelines to prevent injury to person, the environment and property

Instruction

Provide safety education to the community to protect themselves and the environment

Collaboration

 Work with the community to produce innovative solutions to safety concerns

Response

 Plan for incidents to respond with preparedness and confidence

Environmental Health & Safety